Sunday, May 15, 2016

Beach Fodder

These are images of some of the many items that I pick up off the beach or my neighbors construction site.  They are all rich with sketching ideas or items that may end up attached to a wood cradle in a painting

The rusty bits I pick up to rust paper for collage elements.  I spray them with vinegar and water and the paper that they sits on becomes rusty.  The curved item is very old.  Its a steel spike encrusted with rocks.

This one looked like a Viking or Salish boat to me. If I oil it or torch scrape and then oil it I think it would make quite a nice element.




Even my wood working neighbor liked this one.  I have actually oiled it.  If you zoom in on it you will see the interior circle is covered in swirls.  We figured the hole was from where a branch had broken off.  it is quite large.  The size of two small fists.



These two photos are obviously bark but look at the texture of the middle one.  Any idea what kind of tree that is.  The top one being cedar.  I picked that up thinking I could pull strands from it to weave around the rocks to hold them onto the panel.  The middle one has me stumped.



This one I think of as my fashionable woman, with an attitude, lounging in the sun.


The bottom three.  The branch that looks like a great tree.  The crab part that looks like a warrior. And last but not least my dried star fish.  Tiny little thing.  Very precious.


My inspirations.

Blessings for a great day.
Bente

No dp

Friday, May 13, 2016

Rainy Day

Rainy Day Encaustic on 10x10 Wood Cradle Panel $150.

This painting is a true mixed media.  I have used watercolor paper, hot wax, glue,india ink,shellac and metallic foil.

Its very hot and dry here right now.  We could use a good rainy day!

Blessings for a great day.

Bente

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Small abstract watercolor III

Small abstract watercolor 6"X9" on Rives BFK paper

I like these little studies.  They open doors to more abstract landscapes.  They could also fold up quite nicely to make gift cards.  Fun and immediate.

Wishing you a sunny day.

Bente

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Small Abstract watercolor painting II

Small Abstract watercolor painting II

This is the second in a series of small paintings on Rives BFK.

Blessings for a great day.

Bente

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Small abstract watercolor

Small Abstract Watercolor on Rives BFK Paper

I decided to take a break from my experiments with encaustic and do some immediate painting.  This is a new approach to watercolor. A lot of fun and idea generating.  I've done a series of brief paintings, this being the first.

Blessings for a great day.

Bente

Friday, May 6, 2016

Spring Energy

Spring Energy 12X12 Encaustic on Wood Cradle Panel


Thursday, May 5, 2016

Transformation

Transformation 10X8 Encaustic (Hot Wax) on Wood Cradle Painted on the sides so that no frame is required.

This painting started out as a tree. It was then turned upside down and became a flower.  Then a landscape and now a Transformation.

Its like a metaphor for life.  If one thing doesn't work keep trying.  Come at it from a different direction.  "What if?"

Blessings for a great day.

Bente